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20 October 2018 7:20 PM Bok end of year squad to be named after Currie Cup final

Cape Town - A Springbok training squad, which will assemble in Stellenbosch for a camp in preparation for the upcoming end of year tour to the UK and France, will be named on Sunday, October 21 at 13:30. The training squad, which will exclude players based overseas and those involved in next Saturday's Currie Cup final, will assemble on Sunday afternoon 22

15 October 2018 7:06 PM Scotland lose star lock for Springbok visit

Toulouse - Toulouse and Scotland suffered a blow on Monday with news that lock Richie Gray needs a back operation that will rule him out for "around four months". Gray, capped 65 times by Scotland, will miss the November Tests and also at least the start of the Six Nations next year. The 29-year-old, who previously went under the knife for a back injury 22

13 October 2018 8:30 AM Duane to play for Bulls in 2019 and 2020

Cape Town - The Bulls are reportedly set to announce the signing of Springbok No 8 Duane Vermeulen. It was reported by in August that the Bulls had beaten the Stormers in the race to sign Vermeulen, and according to Netwerk24, the Pretoria franchise could make the announcement official within the next few days. The Afrikaans publication reported on Saturday 71

11 October 2018 4:50 AM Goosen thinks his Bok days are over

Cape Town - France-based Johan Goosen fears his playing days as a Springbok may be over. The 26-year-old utility back currently plies his trade for French club Montpellier, having recently made a return to rugby after abruptly retiring at the end of 2016. He played the last of his 13 Tests in November 2016 and told Netwerk24 earlier this week that he was realistic 32

10 October 2018 12:55 PM Boks get Aussie ref for England clash

Cape Town - Australian referee Angus Gardner will be in charge of the Springboks’ opening Test of their end-of-year tour, against England at Twickenham on Saturday, November 3. Welshman Nigel Owens will be the man in charge of the Springboks’ second tour match a week later, on November 10, against France in the Stade de France in Paris. Frenchman Romain 27

10 October 2018 8:01 AM Stormers beat Bulls in race to sign Brits

Cape Town - Springbok hooker Schalk Brits is reportedly set to run out for the Stormers next year. The Bulls were also believed to be after the 37-year-old's services, but according to Netwerk24, the Stormers has won the race to sign the veteran. Brits was supposed to retire from professional rugby after clinching a fourth Premiership crown with English 30

09 October 2018 6:29 AM Sale confirm Faf is NOT available for Boks’ Euro tour

Cape Town - Scrumhalf Faf de Klerk will not be available for the Springboks’ year-end tour to Europe, the player’s English club Sale Sharks have confirmed. A report earlier this month indicated that De Klerk would return to Sale after the Rugby Championship and the English club confirmed to Netwerk24 on Monday that the player will not be released to play Tests 26

08 October 2018 9:05 AM Retallicks welcome baby girl after heartbreak in 2017

Cape Town - All Blacks star lock Brodie Retallick and his wife Niki have welcomed a new baby girl - exactly a year after the tragic loss of their baby boy. According to the NZ Herald website, coach Steve Hansen confirmed the couple had a new baby in a press conference following New Zealand's last-gasp Rugby Championship victory over the Springboks at Loftus 32

06 October 2018 8:26 PM Rugby Championship 2018: How Rassie stacks up

Cape Town - Saturday's clash between the Springboks and All Blacks was one for the ages, but it was never going to have any impact on the overall tournament log. Going into the match, the All Blacks had already secured the title while the Boks would finish 2nd in the competition regardless of what happened in Pretoria. As it turns out, the Boks surrendered 31

06 October 2018 5:04 PM All Blacks break Springbok hearts in Loftus thriller

Cape Town – The Springboks were left heartbroken at Loftus on Saturday, going down 32-30 to the All Blacks in a thrilling Rugby Championship encounter. The Boks surrendered a 30-13 lead to go down with the last kick of the game. The All Blacks scored three tries in the last eight minutes of the match. At half-time, the Boks had enjoyed 78% of the territory 44